GEM AND MINERAL SHOW COMING TO JOSHUA TREE OCTOBER 1

The 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft show is coming to the Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree. The show runs from Wednesday, October 1, through Sunday, October 5, with doors opening at 9 a.m. daily. More than 60 vendors will offer rough and polished gems, jewelry, beads, gifts, minerals, geodes,

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19TH ANNUAL ORCHID SHOW OFFERS ORCHID CLASSES

Even though the 19th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival, sponsored in part by Z107.7, is almost three weeks away, it is already time to sign up for the very popular orchid classes. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The 19th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is being held on October 4

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STARTING PARENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM WEDNESDAY

Yucca Valley High School is sponsoring a new program for parents of students at the school. Parents are a child’s most influential teacher, and a positive relationship between parents and their children’s schools can enhance the success of students. The Parent Ambassador Program will help parents establish a working relationship

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CHP START SMART CLASS TOMORROW

New drivers are urged to take part in the California Highway Patrol’s “Start Smart” classes. Managing editor Tami Roleff says one will be held tomorrow… The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: FOOTBALL SCORES, SCHEDULES

The Yucca valley High School Varsity Trojan football team lost against Indio Friday night, 43-13. Coach Andrew Amosa said the team racked up over 350 yards on offense, improving each week they have played. The offense line played great and helped Creston Cole rush for 184 yards. Tommy Gieger had

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NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY COMING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Celebrate 50 years of the Wilderness Act by volunteering at your national park on National Public Lands Day. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp tells us how you can help, and when…

“Helping Hands for America’s Lands.” This slogan describes our nation’s celebration of National Public Lands Day on

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of September is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, September

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL POTATO BAR MONDAY

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team will hold a potato bar dinner Monday, September 15, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. An auction will be held are a variety of decadent desserts. The potato dinner and auction will be held in the high school gym, at 7600 Sage Avenue

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MONDAY IS DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO

A reminder to the local Morongo Basin Art Community that this Monday is the deadline for submissions to the Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo. Reporter Diana Jones has details…

September 15 is the last day to submit an entry application for the Second Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TOMORROW

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will play Yucca Valley in Twentynine Palms. First serve is at 3:15.

The Joshua Springs Christian School volleyball team will travel away to play Nuview Bridge; the match begins at 3:15.

ST. JOSEPH PLAYERS FUND-RAISING BARBECUE TONIGHT

Yucca Valley’s St. Joseph’s players, now in rehearsal for “Brighton Beach Memoirs” will serve up some good food as a fund-raiser tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out the napkins…

On Saturday, September 13, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. the cast of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” will serve a BBQ Dinner to

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7TH ANNUAL “TASTE OF MORONGO” TONIGHT

The 7th annual “Taste of Morongo,” where attendees can sample dishes from a dozen local restaurants, is tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her knife and fork…

Joshua Tree Rotary Club presents the 7th Annual Taste of Morongo on Saturday, September 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event takes

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH TONIGHT

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, tonight, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. For more information, call Bob Pilgrim at 760-367-9429.

LAST WEEKEND TO SEE “THE 39 STEPS” AT THEATRE 29

This is the last weekend to see the hilarious, fast-paced, manic comedy/mystery “The 39 Steps” at Theatre 29. The hit show, which has been convulsing local audiences with laughter, will end a five-week run tonight at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 to $12 and are available on the Theatre 29

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STAR PARTY TONIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party tonight. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for unpredictable weather. For more information, call 760-367-7222. Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center

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SECOND SATURDAY ART CRAWL

Big doings in Joshua Tree tonight. Reporter Diana Jones says the Second Saturday Art Crawl will feature a series of opening Art Receptions…

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold the opening reception for its first group art show of the season during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl

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NATIONAL PARK OFFERS FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Now that the heat of the summer is waning, more people are enjoying the national park in our back yard. Reporter Cara Conway says the Desert Institute offers several family-friendly classes in Joshua Tree National Park…

Learn the ins and outs of the Joshua Tree National Park from the Desert

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CHAMBERS TO SPONSOR PRESENTATION ON TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

A Tourism Business Improvement District is a special district established to secure funding for marketing to increase tourism. Scott White of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau will give a presentation Wednesday, September 17, on tourism improvement districts, followed by a question and answer session on how the

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SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Sunday breakfast of a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER LOSES LEG IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH

A 30-year-old Twentynine Palms High School Teacher suffered a leg amputation during a motorcycle crash on the freeway in Beaumont. California Highway Patrol officers said Jonathan Davis of Norco was hurt at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday as his westbound Yamaha sport bike was transitioning from Interstate 10 to Highway 60. Davis

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